{ Banner Image } Print PDF
Subscribe to Publications




Sweeping Changes to Michigan Election Law Enacted in Advance of the 2024 Contests

December 1, 2023

On November 30, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed into law several bills intended to protect voting rights and improve election procedures across the state. In November 2022, Michigan voters overwhelmingly approved Proposal 2022-2 (“Prop 2”), which enshrined certain voting rights in Michigan’s Constitution. Since the addition of Prop 2 to the state constitution, Michigan’s legislature has continued to enact even more sweeping changes in election administration.

Some of the most notable bills signed by Governor Whitmer this week involve greater protections for election workers and election officials and further guidance regarding the election certification process that became a media fixture during the 2020 presidential election. Additional bills address obstacles in existing voter registration procedures and growing concerns about the use of artificial intelligence in Michigan election advertising. The Governor's office has highlighted significant changes effected by the bills, including:

Protection for Election Workers and Officials

Election Certification

Election Efficiency

Voter Registration

Artificial Intelligence

Please contact your Miller Canfield attorney or the authors of this alert with questions about these bills or election law in Michigan.